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Cisco Reveals Linksys AC 1750 HD Smart Wi-Fi Router

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Now shipping in the United States for $219.99.

Cisco has unveiled the Linksys AC 1750 HD Smart Wi-Fi Router (model EA6500), which is compatible with the new 802.11ac standard. It offers speeds of up to 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, as well as 1.3Gbps on 5GHz. The router also offers better reliability and range, which the company boasts should also help lower power consumption of mobile devices.

The new router is also compatible with Linksys's recently shipped AC Universal Media Connector, which connects devices including gaming consoles, Smart TVs and Blu-ray players wirelessly.

Linksys also detailed its new Smart Wi-Fi platform. The technology allows users to remotely access their Smart Wi-Fi router-based networks and devices by utilizing Smart Wi-Fi Tools and Apps. A 'SimpleTap' feature will allow customers to connect devices to their Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers with just a tap of a button. Alternatively, you can carry out a quick swipe or scan of a device or tag.

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1750 HD Video Pro is now available for $219.99, while the Linksys AC Universal Media Connector can be purchased for $159.99.


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    amk-aka-Phantom , October 9, 2012 4:20 AM
    No external antenna I can change? No sell. Linksys routers were always good in terms of signal strength and somehow I don't see that happening without an external antenna.
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    boulbox , October 9, 2012 4:29 AM
    amk-aka-PhantomNo external antenna I can change? No sell. Linksys routers were always good in terms of signal strength and somehow I don't see that happening without an external antenna.

    i liked the old linksys routers still have an old g-signal one that can still provide enough power for my house. sadly had to upgrade after a while to a new asus one
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    amuffin , October 9, 2012 4:46 AM
    Can anyone tell me if these Cisco Linksys routers without antennas offer good Wi-Fi signals? I'm still not sold on the whole no antenna thing.
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    memadmax , October 9, 2012 4:55 AM
    Sadly, it seems with each newer WiFi protocal, the less distance linksys routers can reach... I don't want a "cool" looking router with tons of stupid features if the damn thing can't even get past my bedroom.....
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    iknowhowtofixit , October 9, 2012 5:55 AM
    Its too bad Linksys doesn't make anything as reliable as the old WRT54G any more. I used to use Linksys exclusively. Now I avoid them completely. No, Cisco, having to reboot your router twice a day does not make me want to buy anything from you. Don't even get me started on the laughable Cisco Small Business line of garbage....
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    cats_Paw , October 9, 2012 7:31 AM
    How about making a rouer that dosent overheat, dosent lose signal strenght, and does all the firmware and settings alone ? Most ppl dont give a F about apps on a router... hell, they wont even know how that works.
    What i want is a router that doesnt make you call a tecnician and pay him cash since "its your fault" that the internet aint workin, how about that?
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    goodguy713 , October 9, 2012 7:38 AM
    well my retarded att router / modem sucks .. living in an apartment complex with every one on 2.4 ghz band and having about 10 to 15 signals all with in range really bites because channels overlap and you get a lot of interference .. my buddy told me to change my wireless network name to FBI servalance van.. lol
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    neon871 , October 9, 2012 10:24 AM
    Linksys's new style routers are just plan ugly..............and take up too much space. My 2 cents anyway.
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    thecolorblue , October 9, 2012 12:00 PM
    At this point anyone who purchases a Cisco Linksys product is an abject fool. People's memories are embarrassingly short:

    remember this?

    only a fool would trust Cisco
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    dingo07 , October 9, 2012 12:39 PM
    All you that say you're done with Cisco, mean absolutely nothing in the grand scope. Did you forget that their equipment runs 92% of the Internet backbone, let alone almost every Fortune 5000, 1000, 500 and 100 company's networks. Don't kid yourself, it's only the "uneducated" people they are targeting.